Beer Tating, 8-22-2015

This year, Hair of the Dog released Adam from the Wood in two variants. The original 3 years in Bourbon version and a new 3 years in Rye Whiskey barrels version. Here are the two side by side in all of their flat (aka no carbonation) glory.

Beer Tating, 8-22-2015

 

 

Rye Whiskey:

3.6

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20

2015 Variant, 375ML bottle shared with friends

A – Dark burnt orange and brown. No head but there is a whisp of carbonation from the cap.

S – The aroma is pretty awesome. Had side by side with bourbon. Rye has an extra spiciness to this with walnut, cocoa and raisins.

T – Not as good as the bourbon variant. Has a more grain alcohol taste and maybe needs a lot more time. Dense and thick, sweet and spicy with the classic adam smoke and raisins

M – Thick mouthfeel, coats the tongue. lots of sugary finish but no carbonation

O – Decent beer, can’t wait to see how this one ages.

Beer Tating, 8-22-2015Bourbon:

3.9

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20

Bottle from a trade, 2015 Release

A – Pours a dark mahogany red. A very tiny head that fades fast.

S – This smells incredible. There is so much dark fruit here. Raisin, fig and a lot of whiskey. A ton of oak, vanilla and maybe even some cherry.

T – Smokey, charred oak, a ton of vanilla. The Adam elements are there just a bit thinner than regular Adam. Lingering raisin.

M – Flat mouthfeel, thin but coats the tongue and is sticky

O – Wish this wasn’t thin but whoa, insane.